December 10 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Some of the latest video games yet to be released will be showcased in Norwich this month at an event where games fans will be able to try them out and speak to the developers.
Among the game developers who will be at Norwich Game Expo is Lawrie Russell who will be giving people a chance to try his game Trash TV.
Mr Russell, who lives in Norwich and has been working on the game for about two years, said: “Trash TV is a puzzle platformer. “The main character is a little television who is trapped inside a recycling centre and you have to solve lots of puzzles to escape. I am trying to get the last parts polished at the moment and so the expo is a good opportunity to test out some ideas.”
Richard Bang, who runs game studio Freekstorm with his family in West Dereham, will be at the expo with the game Doctor Kvorak that they have spent 3.5 years developing.
He said: “I have been doing the game development and my son Sam does the art work. Doctor Kvorak is a 3D puzzle game.
It involves you working your way through the evil doctor’s spaceship and hoping you are smart enough for him not to wipe out your entire species.”
Visit www.trashtvgame.com and www.doctorkvorak.com
The Norwich Game Expo is taking place at Epic Studios on October 11 and 12, and it is part of this year’s Norwich Sound and Vision festival.
The free event - being organised by the Norfolk Indie Game Developers’ group - will feature a number of independent game developers from around the region as well as national and international game studios.
Alastair Aitchison, from Norfolk Indie Game Developers’ group, said: “This is the first year NS+V has included video games as a strand of the festival. The Game Expo is a showcase for primarily local game developers to show the games they are working on, and it’s a chance for people to try out the games. Most of the games are yet to be released and some will be released in the next few months. A lot are made in Norfolk, but there are also exhibitors from around the country.”
He added: “Alongside the Game Expo we have also got conference sessions for game developers.
“Our keynote speaker is from BioWare, and we also have sessions about topics such as how to get funding for your game and how to get your game noticed. They are very practical subjects.”
• The free Norwich Game Expo is at Epic Studios, in Norwich, on October 11 and 12 from 10am until 4pm on both days.
• The conference sessions are part of Norwich Sound and Vision’s Interactive Conference for which a delegate pass must be bought. Among the game conference highlights is the keynote address and Q&A session on October 11 by Manveer Heir who is a senior gameplay designer at BioWare Montréal and has worked on games such as Mass Effect 3 and Wolfenstein.
• For more information about the whole of the Norwich Sound and Vision festival, which runs from October 10 to 12, and how to buy a delegate pass visit http://norwichsoundandvision.co.uk